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MICE technology developers – lend us your ears

The talk on the MICE streets leaves little doubt of the challenges between the hard-core MICE buyer decision-makers and a myriad of software developers in particular.   We are bombarded with every conceivable type of software gizmo to make the life of the event manager and their teams less onerous with far more time saving techniques than...

EGF 2016 conference

We are officially only a few days away from The Event Greening Forum 2016 Conference, taking place at Hackle Brooke Conference Centre. About the Conference The fourth Event Greening Forum (EGF) Conference will be addressed by sustainability experts within the events industry, under this year’s theme  “Go Green, it’s good for business”. The...

Low delegate attendances as event fatigue kicks in

The MICE Academy trends for 2016 pointed out that event delegates are starting to become more discerning in committing to attending an event especially with questionable fees structures, coupled with a programme which does not clearly spell out or produce the benefits expected. Unless it is a corporate event where the senior executives make it...

EGF Conference will cover everything you need to know

Just a few weeks away, the Event Greening Forum (EGF) is looking forward to an exciting and industry-leading conference to be held at Hackle Brooke Conference Centre, Johannesburg on 21 July 2016. Delegates in attendance at the EGF Conference can expect to cover a wide variety of topics that directly affect the sustainability and development of...

The might of MICE confirmed

As if there was could be any doubt, the big and easy financial pickings fuelled by the MICE industry confirms conclusively how (venues, catering, entertainment, rentals and the like) without even taking account of travel, tours, accommodation and the like are assured of a good slice of the cake due to the MICE decision-makers selections. The...

SAACI branch launch invitations

Join the team at SAACI for the exciting launch of their new branches around South Africa and learn a bit more about SAACI as an association, as well as what they do and how they can help grow business tourism around South Africa. Please see venues and dates below – please RSVP to secure your seat. There is no charge to attend. Mmpumalanga...

Planner standards start taking shape

A great deal of research during the past 10 months has called for a planner standard to which the MICE decision-makers – corporate / association & public sectors – can be guided as to the tasks and planning requirements irrespective of capacity or event type. The call for a guide – an acceptable level of quality – was first...

EXSA’s Global Exhibition Day a hard act to follow

What a great breakfast morning it proved to be. The 8th June is THE global exhibition day and EXSA celebrated in style at Joburg Expo Centre. The manner in which the programme had been planned by former GM Sue Gannon left no one in doubt as to the value of exhibitions and the way the continued growth was indeed justified going forward....

CTICC embraces Global Exhibitions Day

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is delighted to announce its participation in the inaugural Global Exhibitions Day (GED) which took place on Wednesday 8 June 2016. GED will bring together the global exhibitions and trade fair industries to raise awareness around the valuable contribution the industry makes to the economy, as...

Sigal Geva: a woman to watch

Award-winning, independent hospitality company, Premier Hotels & Resorts, has recently appointed Mrs Sigal Geva as its Chief Operating Officer. On her appointment, Geva says: “It’s incredible to be announced as a COO in a very male-dominated industry.” In her new role, Geva will be drawing on her 12 years of experience in the hospitality...
CedarWoods of Sandton conference

MICE is a four letter word

It appears the industry is – once more – regurgitating the well-worn question: Should the industry – collectively – be called business events or MICE? Business events are focused on the prime requirements of business tourism. In other words, the travel, accommodation and peripheral tourism aspects of a gathering of people are the...

Event management with no talent required

The Live Events Conference which took place over three days earlier this month consisted of a bevy of international presenters who shared their particular nation’s experiences in the technical production arena of the events industry. The MICE Academy captured these ten golden nuggets of the essential attributes for those either venturing into or...